The next stop on our "weekend tour" was a "special" blueplate special at the WDVX studio on Sunday afternoon. That show featured Balsam Range with their very special guest, John Driskell Hopkins (Zac Brown Band). What a show that was! All those guys have a new project just released and it is called "Daylight". If you're looking for some great music, check it out. Here is a link for more info on the project: http://bluegrasstoday.com/daylight-john-driskell-hopkins-balsam-range/
After the blueplate both bands headed over to Thompson Boling Arena for a show with the Zac Brown Band. I wish we would have had tickets for that. Would love to have seen our friends from Canton on stage with ZBB in front of 1,000's of fans. I heard that Balsam Range made all of us bluegrass fans proud with their fine performance. And I bet they gained a few fans last night. Hopefully, some of those folks will come to Dumplin Valley to see them in September. Wouldn't that be great?!
We should have the lineup finished this week. In the meantime, here's a list of the bands we are proud to present for your enjoyment this year:
Thursday, 9/19/13: Paul Williams & The Victory Trio; Donna Ulisse; Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier; Cordle, Jackson & Salley Friday, 9/20/13: Rhonda Vincent & The Rage; Little Roy & Lizzy Show; Balsam Range; The Dismembered Tennesseans; The Spinney Brothers Saturday, 9/21/13: Lonesome River Band; The Crowe Brothers; The Roys; Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice + TBA
Balsam Range and John Driskell Hopkins